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Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says it's likely that people who lose their jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment insurance (EI). "It's a condition of employment that hasn't been met," Qualtrough said in an interview with CBC's Power & Politics. "And the employer choosing to terminate someone for that reason would make that person ineligible for EI. "I can tell you that's the advice I'm getting, and that's the advice I'll move for
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
Edward Rogers is out as chair of Rogers Communications, the company his father Ted founded, after a failed attempt to oust its chief executive officer. Rogers was replaced as chair of the board by independent director John A. MacDonald.
MALUALKON, South Sudan (AP) — He feels like a man who has drowned. The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, which fed his family, is under water. Surrounding mud dykes have collapsed. Other people have fled. Only Yel Aguer Deng’s family and a few neighbors remain. This is the third straight year of extreme flooding in South Sudan, further imperiling livelihoods of many of the 11 million people in the world’s
A 30-year-old woman, who was recently the subject of two Canada-wide warrants, is facing new charges after a kidnapping incident earlier this month in Regina. According to the Regina Police Service (RPS), it began on the afternoon of Oct. 9 when a 34-year-old man agreed through a chat on a messaging service to meet up. "Things went awry when the male found himself in an unfamiliar house, with a group of unknown people. It's alleged the victim was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed before being made
Nova Scotia's finance minister says he's not made a final decision yet about whether the province will ante up for an online casino. Allan MacMaster said the government's focus has been on health care and housing since being sworn in at the end of August and he needs more time to assess the proposal. "We're a new government," he said in an interview at Province House. "We want to talk about these things." Last February, the former Liberal government cleared the way for sanctioned online gambling
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British Columbia announced 715 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Thursday. In a written statement, the provincial government said there are currently 4,965 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 377 people are in hospital, with 136 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by one from last Thursday, when 378 people were in hospital with the disease and up by about 13.6 per cent
The number of COVID-19 cases went up by 11 in Behchokǫ and 11 in Hay River and K'atl'odeeche First Nation on Friday, but they went down in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ. The N.W.T.'s Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) reported there are now 111 cases across Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, 14 less than there were Thursday. In Behchokǫ, the case count rose to 77 from 66 yesterday, and in Hay River and K'atl'odeeche First Nation, the count now stands at 50, compared to 39 yesterday.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not necessarily God's grace he's after at this moment. He's seeking assistance from another higher power a few hours north in Washington, where McAuliffe's longtime friends in Congress are struggling to pass an infrastructure package that could
OTTAWA — Some Kabul safe houses, where hundreds of Afghans who helped the Canadian military and non-governmental organizations are waiting to flee to Canada, are set to be closed in two weeks because of lack of funding. An organization running the safe houses, where around 1,700 people with approval to come to Canada are being housed and fed, say that "time has run out" for them. Without government support, some will have to close because they do not have the cash to keep all of them open. The s
Race car enthusiasts are revved up about the new $35-million racetrack under construction near Carstairs, Alta. It's been almost a decade since southern Alberta had a motorsports racetrack, and the one being built at Rocky Mountain Motorsports shouldn't disappoint. The track — which is located at the Carstairs overpass about 20 minutes north of Calgary — broke ground last September. It will be 3.5 kilometres and have 16 turns, including 38 metres of elevation change. While it's still not ready f
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) alumnus Trevor Angus could not be more proud the logo he designed will soon appear on the jerseys of his alma mater's sports teams. On Wednesday, the Prince George-based university unveiled the Gitxsan artist's rendition of the Timberwolves logo, which features a Gitxsan wolf, on the uniforms of its soccer and basketball teams. Angus's design of the soccer team's uniform will debut this Saturday in a game against the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPac
VICTORIA — British Columbia's Education Ministry has released new guidelines to help school boards with COVID-19 vaccination policies, leaving any final decisions up to the respective boards. The ministry says the guidelines, which include gathering data and consultation with First Nations and employee groups, will help school boards encourage vaccination in their communities and to determine if a mandatory vaccination policy works best for them. The ministry says it will also work with schools,
What is the “delta plus” variant? It’s a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month. Because it isn't a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, like the other worrisome variants. Scientists are monitoring the delta-related variant — known as AY.4.2. — to see if it might spread more easily or be more deadly than previous versions of the coronavirus. In a recent report, U.K. officials said this varia
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
B.C. Premier John Horgan said during his weekly media availability Thursday restaurants that do not follow the vaccine passport program and requirements will "face consequences." He urges everyone to speak to people in their lives who have not yet received the vaccine and explain the importance of getting one.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. The pair are now scheduled to stand trial on misdem
Rome is drawing up an offer to try to convince Intel to invest billions of euros in an advanced chipmaking plant in Italy, as Germany emerges as frontrunner to land an even bigger megafactory planned by the U.S. company, three sources said. The plants would be part of a drive by the U.S. group to build cutting-edge manufacturing capacity in Europe to help avoid future supply shortages of the kind currently crippling the automotive industry in particular. Rome is already in talks with Intel about the potential investment, which according to preliminary estimates would be worth more than 4 billion euro ($4.7 billion), the sources who are involved in the discussions said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alabama native whom a judge alleged was “leading the charge” during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was denied release Thursday in an Alaska courtroom while his case proceeds. Christian Matthew Manley then waived his right to preliminary hearing and asked that he be immediately transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the jurisdiction prosecuting those charged in the riot. Manley faces several charges, including assaulting or re